The Use of Science & Technology in Service to Children in the Courts / Edition 1

The Use of Science & Technology in Service to Children in the Courts / Edition 1

by Michael Edmond Donnelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820413852

ISBN-13: 9780820413853

Pub. Date: 05/22/2006

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Scientific evidence plays a growing role in many court cases concerning the abuse and deaths of children. This book explores the early history of scientific evidence in America and then examines the nature and value of collaborations between scientists and lawyers on behalf of children. Looking closely at several of these collaborations, including forensic dentistry…  See more details below

Overview

Scientific evidence plays a growing role in many court cases concerning the abuse and deaths of children. This book explores the early history of scientific evidence in America and then examines the nature and value of collaborations between scientists and lawyers on behalf of children. Looking closely at several of these collaborations, including forensic dentistry and x-ray technology, this book outlines patterns of successful joint efforts to prove or disprove abuse cases in courts and outlines a direction for scientists and lawyers to jointly transform courts’ handling of children’s matters, and move them in a more humane and ethical direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820413853
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
05/22/2006
Series:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI Studies) Series: Studies in Science, Technology and Culture, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
66
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. IIntroduction1
Ch. IIChildren's rights in American courts5
Ch. IIIThe admission of scientific evidence11
Ch. IVLegal and scientific collaboration for children21
Ch. VThe Twinkie defense25
Ch. VIThe prediction of violence29
Ch. VIIShaken infant syndrome33
Ch. VIIIBiological and chemical abuse of children37
Ch. IXBite mark evidence45
Ch. XCameras and technology in courts51
Ch. XIBiochemical evidence of the sexual abuse of children57
Ch. XIIConclusions65

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